Reading, PA (September 22, 2005) – UGI and its employees will donate more than $42,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina, David W. Trego, UGI President and CEO, announced today.
Trego said employees donated $21,413 to Katrina relief and the Company will match these funds with an additional $21,413 for a total donation of $42,826. According to Trego, “The generosity of and compassion of UGI employees, indeed all Americans, has been heart warming.”
Hurricane Katrina caused billions of dollars of damage in Louisiana and Mississippi. Disruptions in the energy production industry as well as basic utility service in the Gulf Coast region continue today. According to Trego, UGI has also released a number of its contractor crews from their commitments to UGI so that they can directly assist in the restoration of utility service in hard hit areas. “Utilities across the nation have a long tradition of offering mutual aid when a storm or disaster strikes a specific area and overwhelms local utility resources,” Trego explained.
UGI Utilities, Inc. is headquartered in Reading, PA and serves 300,000 natural gas customers and 62,000 electric customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania. Additional information about UGI is available on the Web at www.ugi.com.